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      Pete Gardner

      Pete Gardner

      Highest Rated: 100% Man Camp (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 28% Project X (2012)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States

      Native New Yorker Pete Gardner, originally Pete Zahradnick, was born and raised in the metropolitan area-adjacent Scarsdale and went to school upstate at Skidmore College. Gardner's interest in performance led him to Chicago, IL in 1986, where he took up studying improvisational comedy at ImprovOlympic. By the early '90s, Gardner began accruing professional acting gigs, making appearances in comedy films like Damon Wayans' "Mo' Money" (1992) and on television shows like "Arli$$" (HBO 1996-2002), "Tracey Takes On" (HBO 1996-99), and "Home Improvement" (ABC 1991-99). This volume of television work only increased in the 2000s, as Gardner found minor parts on "Providence" (NBC 1999-2002), "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox 2001-06), "7th Heaven" (The WB/The CW 1996-2007), and "Cold Case" (CBS 2003-2010). At the same time, Gardner's film résumé filled up with entries like the Jim Carrey comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005) and Michael Bay's "Transformers" (2007). Soon after, Gardner joined the Conan O'Brien-produced live-action parody series "Eagleheart" (Adult Swim 2011-14), a turn that led further success amounting big and small screen work. He appeared in the found-footage teen comedy "Project X" (2012), the Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014), and on the Tim Robbins- and Jack Black-starring political satire series "The Brink" (HBO 2015). Gardner's first costarring billing came with Rachel Bloom's musical comedy program "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (The CW 2015-), on which he played the star's well-meaning boss at a California law firm.

      Highest rated movies

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      Man Camp
      Funny Story poster
      Funny Story
      Project X poster
      Project X




      No Score Yet 75% Harold and the Purple Crayon Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorry I Killed You Killer (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 100% Boris and the Bomb Larry (Character) - 2019
      100% 69% Man Camp Alan (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blowing Up Right Now Pete Gardner (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Appy Days Randy (Character) - 2019
      83% 70% Funny Story Jack (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rumor From Ground Control Sam Saville (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Remake Don Driscol (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Step 9 James (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Most Suitable Applicant Mr. White (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 43% Oliver, Stoned. Jeff (Character) - 2014
      28% 61% Project X Older Guy (Character) $54.7M 2012
      No Score Yet 23% Love Shack Doug Vanderspiegl (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 62% The Search for Santa Paws Franklin (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coma Doug Wible (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 60% Wish You Were Dead Dale Hendrick (Character) - 2000


      No Score Yet 84% Young Rock Liberace (Guest Star) 2022
      98% 84% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Darryl Whitefeather (Character) 2015-2019
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS Detective Swanson (Guest Star) 2016
      89% 93% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 89% The Middle Mr. Finch (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      90% 81% Bones Gary Flannery (Guest Star) 2008
      86% 93% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Gavin Arnold (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Large Man (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      40% No Score Yet Maggie Winters Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 72% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1998